Atlassian provides an SDK to develop add-ons. The SDK needs to be installed on your machine before starting the development. It can be installed on Windows, Linux, and Mac. Any of these operating systems can be used to develop add-ons, however, in this chapter, the instructions will focus only on the Windows platform. There are no specific recommended hardware requirements to install the Atlassian SDK; however, to get a decent performance, install it on a machine that has a core i5 processor and 8 GB of RAM.
Download the Atlassian SDK for Windows at https://marketplace.atlassian.com/download/plugins/atlassian-plugin-sdk-windows.
The SDK requires the Java environment to be configured on your machine. In Chapter 1, Planning Your JIRA Installation, we discussed how to install the JDK. The JDK could have been installed at